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Early Football - 1885

BURTON LATIMER - FOOTBALL - Northampton Mercury 18 April 1885 - A match was played on Saturday, at Burton Latimer, between the home team and a district team under the captaincy of Mr. A. Ball. The district team was the stronger, and at the call of time they had scored two goals to nil.
Teams: District: Goal, J. Mason (Burton); backs, T. Maycock (Geddington) and T. Chamberlain (Kettering); half backs, A. Ball (captain) and F. Howard (Burton); forwards, F. Ingram, C. Denton, and F. Mason (Wellingborough Reveller), F. Preston (Wellingborough Grammar School), Dixon (Kettering Town), W. Blaxley (Isham, and C. Piggott, Finedon.
Burton: H. Haddon, A. Patrick, J. Mason, J. Westley, W. Linnell, F. Buckby, H. Buckby, R. Buckby, R. West (substitute), H. Whitney, and A. Bishop (captain).
A sad accident occurred near half time. R. West, one of the home forwards, came into collision with T. Chamberlain (Kettering), and sustained a severe kick in the ribs, three of the bones being broken; but it is feared that they have entered his lungs. He is progressing favourably, under the treatment of Dr. J.L. Price.
The Burton Brass Band was in attendance during the afternoon. After the above match, the members of the Football and Cricket clubs held their annual supper at the Duke's Arms Inn, provided by Host A. Newman in his usual good style. The customary complimentary toasts were drunk with musical honours, and a very pleasant and enjoyable evening was spent.

Left: Alfred Newman, 'Mine Host' at the Duke's Arms Inn where the Football and Cricket Clubs held their joint annual supper.

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